In this Art @ Home talk, Elizabeth Denneau and Dr. Gloria J. Wilson will discuss contemporary art in the K-12 and college classroom and its role in anti-racist teaching practice.

In conversation with Chelsea Farrar, UAMA Curator of Community Engagement, the educators will explore art education’s role in re-inscribing or resisting systems which produce racism and ways in which a Western-centric lens may be interrupted to imagine potential for creating transformational change in art classrooms. With the goal of amplifying marginalized stories, we reimagine the potential of the margins as a way to create movement, to pull apart and allow for resettlement.

This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom, and those who register will be emailed a link to join. The online “waiting room” opens at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. (AZ local time). Participants can submit questions via the chat feature. This program will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook.

Elizabeth Denneau is an artist and art educator residing in the Sonoran Southwest. In her artistic practice, she is continually influenced by narratives of human perseverance, vulnerability, hidden histories, and power dynamics. Denneau works in a number of mediums, which are often inspired by her time as a fashion designer. In an attempt to connect with her ancestors, her current work is a series of sculptures that revolve around the unspoken, buried, and erased histories of the antebellum south and their reverberations throughout generations into modern culture.

Denneau teaches contemporary art and culture at Marana High School in Tucson, Arizona while working with local community organizers and colleges to develop practical models of social justice in art education. Her desire is that her students will be able to see themselves better represented in the art world and be inspired to pursue their own artistic journeys.

Gloria J. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education at the University of Arizona. Before returning to complete her PhD at the University of Georgia, Gloria taught visual art in secondary environments for 13 years. Her research is situated within the fields of Cultural Studies, Black Studies and Critical Pedagogy. An artist, public scholar and qualitative/arts-based methodologist, she has presented her research nationally and internationally highlighting the intersections of racial identity and arts participation.

Wilson’s work analyzes the cultural systems which work to produce race and racism, in general, and more specifically, examines constructions of racial representations across creative modalities and how these practices and processes work to re-inscribe or refuse hegemonic systems. She facilitates recurring race-conscious arts-based workshops for in-service art teachers and the broader public at various art museums in North America.

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